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Michael Irvin thinks the Eagles will win the NFC East

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The NFL season is already beginning to take shape and some rivalries are already getting quite heated despite no team taking a single snap yet.

The AFC East has been sparked into life by the impressive off-seasons put together by the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills and the heavy losses by the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.

The NFC South has lost one of its best players in former New Orleans Saints tight-end Jimmy Graham who was traded to the Seattle Seahawks.

The Minnesota Vikings have taken a big step to catching the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions by seemingly keeping Adrian Peterson on their roster.

However one of the more interesting battles set to unfold this season is the battle for the NFC East division title between the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles.

The two teams have seen one major switch between them as last year's leading rusher in the league DeMarco Murray will now be in the backfield for the Eagles.

Everyone has an opinion on who will claim the division title this year but hall of famer and former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin has his favourite.

"Philly is the favorite in the NFC East.....  have to separate my head from my heart." - Irvin on the NFC East race

Whilst Murray has moved to Philadelphia, Dallas brought in former Oakland Raiders runningback Darren McFadden.

Whilst the Cowboys coaching staff have claimed to be happy with their options at runningback, Irvin is not convinced.

"If they had drafted a Melvin Gordon or a [Todd] Gurley, then there may be something. But with Darren McFadden? Maybe he'll have some great things going but right now I would take Philadelphia and then Dallas."

If the signing of Murray proves to be more important than pro- offensive line fans think, it could leave the Cowboys coaching staff feeling very foolish.

What about the others?

The NFC East gave us one of the closest races for the title last season but only two teams were ever in with a chance of making the post-season.

The Washington Redskins and New York Giants didn't enjoy great years but one team had a lot more shout about than the other.

The Giants revelled in a great year for rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr and will surely be hoping to improve on that again next year.

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